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Rivé-King, Julielocked

(31 October 1854–24 July 1937)
  • Leslie Petteys

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Rivé-King, Julie (31 October 1854–24 July 1937), concert pianist, was born Julie Bell Rivé in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Leon Rivé, a portrait painter, and Caroline Staub, a professional musician. Evidence regarding her general education is sketchy. She began musical studies with her mother at the age of five or six. Because both parents taught at private women’s schools in Hamilton, Ohio, she may have enrolled at the Glendale Female College, the Ohio Female College, or the Cincinnati Conservatory. She may also have attended Woodward High School, a public school in Cincinnati. Later she worked with Henry George Andres, who was one of the original faculty members at the Cincinnati Conservatory and who also served as musical director of that institution. From fall 1870 to spring 1873 she studied in New York, primarily with Sebastian Bach Mills and briefly with ...

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